MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 12:31
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
1-Core 143
2-Core 284
100% 213 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 537
73% 535 Pts
64-Core 506
34% 506 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2239 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 423
Reflection 393
Parallax 452
111% 422 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 410
Splatting 264
100% 301 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 39 38 41 38 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 463
Mixed 337
SusWrite 71.5
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 58.9
207% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 41.5
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 338
186% 171 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 117%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$60
91GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 367 456 443 439 419 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 433
Mixed 416
SusWrite 408
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 58.6
194% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 39.1
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 144
93% 104 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 108%
Great: 126%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 196 193 201 203 203 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 138
Write 124
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 198
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$107
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 31.2
98% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 26.9
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 100%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 6,699 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $906
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $234Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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